Akosua Dardaine Edwards

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Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Imperfect is a go

We can still aim for greatness. We can still strive for excellence. We can polish and shine when there's time and space. But we have to know when it's time to set our work free and let it do its
thing, imperfections and all. Imperfect work that's put out there changes more lives than work that stays
hidden because its creator was trapped by perfectionism. Perfectionism stalls progress. Perfectionism keeps us stuck. Perfectionism robs the world of our gifts and talents.Kate Northrup

I am a do-er, I do things, I do them quietly, I do them because I prefer to
do than talk. It is never perfect, it never is. I do it because when I
procrastinate it drags on and sometimes never get's done. Most times I
procrastinate because of fear. Fear of failing, of being wrong, of doing it
badly, of doing nonsense. I have learnt that I can start and improve as I
go, there is absolutely nothing amiss about that strategy. What I have also
learnt is that I have some issues about when people ask me about something
that I have done, a dream I have fulfilled when there are mistakes and
missteps, I get defensive, I get upset, I sometimes feel ashamed and small.

Today, I have decided that I will no longer choose to be ashamed and
defensive especially when the person comes from a critical place or they
are living on the edge of their lives - not doing anything and just talking
about what they want to do, was going to do, tried to do, will eventually
do when things are perfect

I'm done

Punto Finale

I sometimes, when I am less angry and defensive, I see those who are really
concerned and make suggesstions to make what I do better, out of love and

When I do I say thank you and move merrily along

the ones who are projecting and finding fault, as of today I bless them and
also move merrily along

So, with love, if you haven't done it, and I did not ask you for advice,
don't give me any suggestions

Thank you


-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 8/25/2016 03:22:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School
She is complete, sincere and true to herself. Akosua relates to you on what is common in all of us, our humanity.
— Odella Jowaheer